I left Rampart Creek Hostel quite early in the morning as I knew that it would be an extremely long day. A day stretching to 92 kms, the farthest I had attempted so far in the tour. Each day the bencmarks of what was possible would change. There was a steep 17 kms long climb to Peytoe lake after the Waterfowl lakes campground. I knew it was closed for the season but I had a back up plan to sleep there if needed.
I reached the Crossing Resort before the Saskatchewan River crossing around 11 pm and decided to indulge in an ice cream and coke. On the way up to Waterfowl I metMark the administrator of Rampart Creek hostel, racing down from Bow Summit on his speeding roadie. He was happy to see me and wanted to check out how it felt to ride a touring bike. He was completely out of water on the bike and yelled out to me how do you control this thing! It was a hilarious situation for both of us!
The landscape was simply stunning as I rode on, and passed many a high snowy peak and the glittering river. It was a very sunny morning and I had to refill my water from many of the streams as I rode along! Upon reaching Waterfowl lake campground I realised I did not want to sleep in an empty campground, it just seemed too eerie with all the picnic tables turned over, water faucets off, and an abandoned look was not very cheerful. So, I moved on and found myself climbing to Bow Summit, I reached the summit at 6 pm and zoomd down to the lake below. It was just too beautiful.
That evening I set up tent next to the lake in the day receration area. A family from the US, made a meal and coffee for me, and actually came across from their RV to serve me! I was too touched!
The view of the lake in the evening sun was too stunning and I slippd into my tent,when the wind really picked up, and it became quite chilly once the sun had set!